1/2 pound of margarine/butter
1/2 pound dark sugar
4 medium eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pound baking flour
1 tablespoon baking power
2 teaspoons mixed spice/nutmeg
1 tablespoon Hi-Lo Browning
3 cup rum
3 cups fruit wine
3 cup soaked fruits
1/2 cup cherries
1/4 cup crushed peanuts


  • Cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Whisk eggs one at a time thoroughly and add to the cream mixture.
  • Stir in vanilla
  • Combine flour, baking powder, mixed spice or nutmeg and mix well.
  • Add flour mixture to the creamed mixture along with fruit wine, rum, soaked mixed fruits,
  • cherries and crushed peanuts.
  • Scrape batter into a greased and lined 325 cm (10 inch) baking tin. Bake for 1 1/2 hours at 180°C/350°F or until a skewer inserted comes out clean
  • Allow to cool